Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day at South Padre Island

We spent the day with friends, Dean and Patty Ellison, at South Padre.  Dean drove us over in their truck.  We were supposed to go on a catamaran cruise on the Laguna Madre, however, the winds picked up and so we weren't able to go today.  We're going to try to get it done before we leave to head North for the summer.

We had lunch at a new restaurant on South Padre called Smoky Tails.  Both of us hand the pulled pork and it was really pretty tasty.  Then we  headed over to National Birding Center.  Although it was windy, we still saw quite a few birds.


Female Redhead

Mexican Mallard

Blue winged Teal

Mountain Plover - he knows it is too early to migrate home yet!

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Reddish Egret

Great Blue Heron


Blue Heron

Black-necked Stilt

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-necked Stilt

 Red-winged Blackbird

Laughing Gull

Christ of the Fisherman on South Padre Island

Patty and Me

Dean and Patty Ellison and Me

The Gulf of Mexico

The Beach looking at South Padre Island

Sanderlings - they are so fun to watch running in and out of the surf.

There were high tides and red flag surf and yet there were surfers

Lee, Patty and Dean

Laughing Gulls

Dirty Al's Port Isabel

Before heading back to Winter Ranch, we ate at Dirty Al's.  Lee and I had the shrimp and it was wonderful.

Dean and Patty